Interior minister slams ban on sale of pork

ISRAEL - Despite the fact that he himself keeps kosher, Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit says he will revoke the bylaw banning the sale of white meat in Netanya.
calendar icon 26 July 2007
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"The sale of pork must be allowed for the benefit of the consumers of this product," he says.

Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit intends to revoke the Netanya city council's decision to ban the sale of pork products in the city.

"The city of Netanya is obligated to send its municipal laws to the Justice Ministry, where they will determine if the proposal is even legal and it will be transferred to me for authorization," said Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit of the bylaw.

The bylaw was passed by the city council last week despite the fact that the council’s legal advisor was of the opinion that it would not be approved by the Interior Ministry, nor would it survive being challenged in the High Court of Justice.

Some 70 stores specializing in pork products can be found in Netanya's city center, and most of their customers are immigrants from the Former Soviet Union.

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